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THE REVIEW: Keeping it in the family

You don’t have to look far within the Detroit Tigers to see that family runs deep within the organization. Prior to the Major League Baseball amateur draft, a mention of the name “Castellanos” instantly drew attention to third baseman Nick Castellanos, but as the cards laid themselves on the table, Nick will no longer be the only member of the family within the confines of the franchise.


JUST IN: Dirt biker seriously injured by car in Pine Township

A man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon after being struck by a car while walking his dirt bike down a road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident around 12:08 p.m. on Lake Road south of Stanton Road.


Judge Hoort answers a question about what is a vehicle for purposes of Michigan’s drunk driving laws.

Can you be charged for drunk driving if the ‘vehicle’ is an electric wheelchair? Yes. A “vehicle” is defined as every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices exclusively moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or [...]


Judge Hoort answers a question about the ‘intentional tort’ exception to the Worker’s Disability Compensation Act.

Is Worker’s Disability Compensation my only option if I am injured on the job? Not necessarily. In Smith v Michigan Pallet, Unpub Per Curiam Opin of the Court of Appeals, (#318702, 6/2/2015) plaintiff was having trouble at work with one of the boards he was attempting to cut. While he was struggling with the board, [...]


Funeral Notices for June 29, 2015

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 29, 2015


Belding boys track had to gain experience

Belding’s boys track team had some really good athletes. However, they were also young. As a result the boys were fifth in the six-team O-K Blue Conference this season.

Candy Kerschen

Greenville Chamber director steps down

Change is sometimes sweet and sometimes scary. It’s also inevitable. Greenville is going through a few changes right now. With businesses closing on main street, new industry moving to town and the resignation of the school superintendent, residents have the taste of change fresh in their mouths.

Kai Loni Redner, 26, at left, and Rebecca Rowe, 23, both of Lakeview, proudly display their marriage license in front of the Montcalm County Administrative Building (old courthouse) in Stanton on Friday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

Lakeview women first same-sex couple to marry in Montcalm County

Like many Americans, the two women learned the news from a Facebook post. Kai Loni Redner, 26, and Rebecca Rowe, 23, both of Lakeview, were helping a family member move Friday morning when they heard about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States.

Alpacas are a hardy breed with a genetic resistance to disease. Alpacas took center stage Wednesday at the Montcalm County 4-H Fair. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Alpaca ‘trail’ features new obstacles at 4-H Fair

Modern 4-H’ers can thank the Spanish conquistadors for the ease with which they’re able to raise and train alpacas. The gentle, horselike animals, raised by the Incas, almost disappeared during the 1500s, when the Spaniards conquered South America’s natives and slaughtered alpacas almost to the point of extinction.

The Incas who survived the conquest fled to the mountains; only the strong survived, of both men and alpacas. This made for a strong, disease resistant gene pool.

John Schwandt

Maple Valley Township appoints new supervisor

A local businessman is the new supervisor of Maple Valley Township.

John Schwandt, who owns Maple Valley Market and Stump’s Pizzeria and Diner with his wife Marianne, was appointed supervisor earlier this month.